Date: Sat, 19 Oct 1996 19:31:03 -0700
From: Kim & Rima McKinzey rkm[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SLIP.NET
Subject: Re: science-fictional question
At 11:51 PM 10/18/96, Dan Goodman wrote:
This is the general case: Given someone who claims his native dialect
is one previously unknown, how would you test this claim?
More specifically: The person claims to be from an alternate world
whose history diverged from ours a bit over 200 years ago. His native
language is English. He claims to have grown up in southern
Before we leave for a vacation (yeah!), a few first thoughts. Wouldn't you
question this person on _his_ American history for the last 200 years?
Wouldn't the answers give you some indication of the language influence
differences if any? If he grew up in southern "California," with English
as his native language, the alternate world history didn't seem to change
the statehood and remain Mexican or something completely other.
Back in a couple of weeks.